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The '''Congress for Jewish Culture''' (also known as the World Congress for Jewish Culture or, in Yiddish, der Alveltlekher Yidisher Kultur-kongres) is a secular organization founded in 1948 to promote Yiddish culture throughout the world. Individuals active in the founding of the organization included Yiddish writers and intellectuals such as Shmuel Niger, Chaim Grade, Avrom Reyzen, Shmerke Kaczerginski, and Pinkhos Schwartz. At its founding, the society had offices in New York City, Buenos Aires and Paris. Today, only the New York office remains active. Since 1953 the Congress has published Die Zukunft (The Future, founded in 1892), the world's oldest Yiddish journal still in publication. It has also been an important publisher of Yiddish reference works and monographs, including the 8-volume "Biographical Dictionary of Modern Yiddish Literature" (co-edited by Shmuel Niger and Jacob...
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congress for jewish culture
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congress for jewish culture (1st : 1937 : paris, france)
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congress for jewish culture. argenṭiner opṭeyl. shimeon dubnoṿ-hoyz. shiler ḳonḳurs (14th : 1967 : buenos aires, argentina)
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